tv The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC September 26, 2014 11:34pm-12:37am PDT
>> former first daughter, chelsea clinton tweeted about her new baby two hours ago. she wrote mark and i are full of love, awe, and gratitude as we celebrate charlotte clinton. her mother hillary clinton retweeted the message. clinton said becoming a grandmother may make or break her decision to run for president in 2016. so garage to tcongratulations t clintons. >> congratulations to chelsea. jeff? >> final word. >> tomorrow morning. chilly. temperatures in the 50s. not a bad start. 57, south bay. 60 by the afternoon. sunny. warmer. >> have a great weeken. bye, folks. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests. matthew broderick and
nathan lane. robert plant. and featuring the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 133. >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey. thank you very much. hey. that's very nice. that's right. thank you very much. thank you. that's what i'm talking about. it feels great. thank you very much everybody. welcome to "the tonight show." [ cheers and applause ] thank you very much. you look great. it'll be fun tonight.
welcome to "the tonight show." here's what people are talking about. now, of course, it's derek jeter. [ cheers and applause ] did you guys see this? last night, he got the game-winning hit in his final game at yankee stadium. guys on the other team could have thrown jeter out, but they were too busy trying to get that ball for themselves. they were like, "and i'm retiring, too. i'm retiring, too. i'll go by a boat with this one. thanks, derek!" [ applause ] that's right. jeter had the game-winning single. it must have been a a once-in-a-lifetime moment for him. you know. [ laughter ] only getting to first base. it doesn't really happen that much for derek jeter, yeah. [ laughter ] i have to stop here? yeah. [ laughter ] some news out of washington, the department of defense unveiled a new policy that will let undocumented immigrants serve in the military. is it me or does that just sound like a sneaky way of getting rid of immigrants? [ laughter ]
welcome to america. now, you're off to iraq. take care. thank you. come on in. yeah. go, go, go. get in that plane. take care. [ applause ] looks good. >> steve: you're guards at this prison. >> jimmy: yeah. and did you guys hear this? today, russia announced that it will actually join america's fight with the terror group, isis. yeah. [ applause ] then putin was like, "but i did not say which side. [ laughter ] we'll find out, i'm not sure yet." speaking of russia, i read that they're now threatening to boycott hollywood films in response to u.s. sanctions against them. as well as the string of negative portrayals in the movies, they're saying. and to really hammer home their point, russian president vladimir putin has leased his own reviews of popular u.s. movies. [ laughter ] >> steve: really? >> jimmy: and they're not very positive. >> steve: really? yeah, well -- >> jimmy: take a a look. for disney's "frozen," putin said, "that does not look frozen. you want frozen? come visit russia. everything is frozen.
i give it zero stars. i give it a dark sky at night." >> steve: wow. [ cheers and applause ] that's snarky. all right. >> jimmy: for "teenage mutant ninja turtles," he said, "turtles eating pizza? no, turtles eat dirt. also donatello, leonardo. turtle's does not have name. they are turtle one, turtle two, turtle three. i give movie zero out of four turtles." [ laughter ] and now, he's just going off the rails. finally, finally, he reviewed the new liam neeson movie, "a walk among the tombstones." and he said, "this one, not so bad. i mean, who does not love walk among tombstones? breath of fresh air. this is the feel good movie of year." [ laughter ] at least he likes something. he likes the movie. [ cheers and applause ] listen to this, guys. people close to mitt romney are saying that he is actually considering running for president in 2016. or as hillary put it, "oh [ bleep ]."
[ cheers and applause ] oh this made me laugh, on "good morning america" yesterday, they did a segment called "upgrade your morning." great segement. yeah. they said it reported to a ferry in boston to surprise commuters off to work. take a look at this. >> good morning, guys, we're in boston, massachusetts on a a ferry and we're getting ready to upgrade the commute for some very hard working people. are you guys ready for this? they don't know, by the way. hit it. ♪ good morning boston! we want to upgrade your morning! all aboard! [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: what the? commuters are like, "please let there be an iceberg." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] what's going on? good morning everybody! excited to go to work!
good lord. >> steve: giant headache. >> jimmy: guys, we're in week four of the nfl season and sunday night's big match-up is between the dallas cowboys and the new orleans saints. now, big game. now, as you know, at the end of every season, they give out awards like "most valuable player," but they also give out awards at the beginning of the season, sort of like the ones in high school yearbooks like "most likely to succeed," "class clown," stuff like that. so with that in mind, it's time for "tonight show superlatives." here we go. ♪ tonight show superlatives ♪ >> jimmy: our first player is john jenkins. [ light laughter ] he's the defensive tackle for the new orleans saints. he was voted "most likely to set off the smoke detector just by walking into the building." [ laughter ] oops. next up, we have doug free. he's an offensive tackle for
the dallas cowboys. he was voted "most likely to be watching you eat the last doughnut from across the room." [ laughter ] next, from the saints, the star quarterback drew brees. he was voted "most likely to ask, 'was that okay?' after he kisses you." [ laughter and applause ] so depressed. >> steve: look at that picture. >> jimmy: next up from the saints is jimmy graham. he was voted "most likely to star in a show called 'black is the new orange.'" [ laughter ] next from the saints is luke mccown. he was voted "most likely to call beer 'yucky soda.'" [ laughter and applause ] next from the saints is joe morgan. he was voted "most likely to be middle school usher."
[ laughter ] next from the saints is cameron jordan. he was voted "sexiest tetris piece." [ laughter and applause ] that was very nice. next up from the cowboys is tyler clutts. he was voted "most likely to be nick carter after being stung by bees." [ laughter ] you almost never give that award out. >> steve: no. >> jimmy: it's a rare award. >> steve: rare award. >> jimmy: next up from the saints is tyrunn walker. he was voted "most likely to make eye contact with you as he pees in the hot tub." [ laughter ] tub just got a little hotter. and finally from the saints, we have junior galette. he was voted "gold rush kanye." there you go, guys. your nfl superlatives. we have a great show. give it up for the roots. ♪ ♪
[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey, we got a great show tonight. everyone is in good spirits. i was at the game last night. i was at the yankee game last night. >> steve: was it fantastic? >> jimmy: unbelievable. i sat -- great seats behind home plate. i was with lorne michaels, his wife alice and chris pratt, who's hosting snl tomorrow night. >> steve: tomorrow night. >> jimmy: yeah, so we're all just hanging there watching -- you guys, even if you're not a a fan of baseball, this is how exciting it was. it's derek's last game. we've known derek for a while. i love that guy. he's my favorite baseball player. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: i'm sitting there, i just want him to have a good game and tip his cap and go home. ninth inning, he's going to get up. the orioles tied the game. so it's 5-5. whoever gets the next run wins
the game. okay. so i'm like, "c'mon, yankees, they should win." but now i look and derek's in the order. he's three, so so, he's definitely going to swing the bat. i'm like, this is too much pressure for the poor guy. come on. [ light laughter ] i'm upset about this. so the first guy gets up, he gets a single. unbelievable right? then second guy up -- gardner gets up second, i go, in my head i go, "don't hit a a home run, because that'll win the game and then we'll never see derek and then we will hate you." >> steve: right. [ laughter ] even though you're doing your job. >> jimmy: we won't like this man ever, yeah. so i go, "take one for the team, just get hit by a pitch." >> steve: put your head in. >> jimmy: lean in a little bit. get a little bean. [ laughter ] >> steve: people will love you for the rest of your life. >> jimmy: people will love you for the rest of your life. >> steve: you've become an asterisk. >> jimmy: yeah, thank god though. he's smarter than me. he bunts it. sacrifice bunt, very smart move. the runner advances to second. this is antoine richardson, the runner. jeter steps up to the plate. standing ovation. people are very emotional. it's just -- you can feel, like wow. he gets up and first pitch. opposite field. goes to first base, but the guy
running from second rounds third. he's going to try to go to home. if he scores, the yankees win the whole game. the guy in right field whips the ball down. it's coming into the catcher. the ball's coming in, he's coming from third. i'm looking at the angles, i'm doing the math, i'm going, "oh my god! this is so close!" he slides, umpire, "safe! yankees win!" way to go! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] unbelievable. i'm crying, everyone's crying, everyone's hugging. i grabbed lorne, we hugged and jumped up and down for like four minutes. [ light laughter ] then you hear like -- [ hums "new york, new york" ] it was just, honestly, it was the best last game anyone could ever have and deservedly so. derek jeter is just -- >> steve: he's the man. >> jimmy: he's a magician. he's magic. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: and just those types of things. if he hit a home run -- [ cheers and applause ] it was so good. if you hit a home run, that would have been you know, fine. it would have been like a movie type of ending, but no, opposite field, base hit rbi, that's clutch.
that's what he does. he ended it the way, i mean, what a great way to end 20 years. oh, my gosh. derek jeter, congratulations. [ cheers and applause ] what a rush. it was awesome. and, we've got an exciting announcement. next thursday, the man himself, derek jeter, will be here on the show. >> steve: whoa! yeah! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] we're talking to him! next thursday. >> steve: next thursday. >> jimmy: next thursday night we're going to talk about his incredible career and all the things he's got planned for the future and also this monday, another legendary new yorker, mr. tony bennett is stopping by to perform for us. >> steve: whoa! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: crazy week. but first, tonight, oh, we got a great show tonight. this is the night right here. these guys are both fantastic and when they're together, they are unbelievable. back on broadway in "it's only a play," matthew broderick and nathan lane. >> steve: whoa! fantastic! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: matthew broderick and nathan lane. come on. >> steve: they are entertainers. >> jimmy: they are the greatest. >> steve: the best. >> jimmy:
also, he's got a new album out and he's currently on tour, the one and only robert plant. >> steve: whoa! >> jimmy: "lullabys and the ceasless roar." it's a great new track, robert plant. he's going to rock it out, man. guys, today's friday, and that's usually when i catch up with some personal stuff. i check my in box, return some e-mails and of course, i send out thank you notes and i was running a bit behind, so i thought if you guys wouldn't mind, i'd just like to write out my weekly thank you notes right now. is that alright with you guys? [ cheers and applause ] you're the best. thank you so much. roots, can i get some thank you note writing music, please? ♪ >> steve: what is that? >> jimmy: he's biting his lip. >> steve: he's biting his lip. why would he do that? >> jimmy: you think he's hiding something? did get a tattoo on his lip or something? >> steve: did he get a tattoo on his lower lip? >> jimmy: yeah, he got a tattoo on his lower lip. >> steve: it says, "i love you, jimmy." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: why would you do that? >> steve: why would he do that? >> jimmy: i don't know.
>> steve: i guess this is his way to say thank you. >> jimmy: yeah. ♪ thank you, attorney general, eric holder, for stepping down this week. i wish you the best of luck in your new job, black alex trebek. [ laughter ] good luck to ya. >> steve: yeah, good luck. >> jimmy: that'll be great. >> steve: he's gonna be fantastic. >> jimmy: he's gonna be great. ♪ thank you, dr. dre, for passing puff daddy as the highest paid hip-hop artist. puff daddy now has less money, but on the bright side, less problems. [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: that's the thing. >> jimmy: less money, less problems, dude. >> steve: yeah. significantly. >> jimmy: yeah. >> steve: significantly less. ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, the people you may know featured on facebook, for being the online equivalent of seeing an old friend in the grocery store and avoiding eye contact. [ laughter ] go to the cereal aisle! go to the cereal aisle! >> steve: we don't need cereal. >>
jimmy: it's laura, i don't want to talk to her. don't want to see her. come on, you bastard, go to the cereal aisle. i didn't see you there. >> steve: hey, laura! >> jimmy: you told me to get kale. >> steve: no i didn't. m♪ >> jimmy: thank you, dumplings, for tasting way better than you sound. [ laughter and applause ] hi, guys. here's your hot dumps for you. there you go. enjoy them. >> steve: i don't want a big dump. i just want a little one. >> jimmy: no problem, all you have to do is just eat one of these dumps. you'll love it. have a great time, man. hey. >> steve: hey. >> jimmy: is your wife laura? >> steve: yeah it is. >> jimmy: i saw her out at the store today. >> steve: are you serious? >> jimmy: i was getting kale. >> steve: is your wife still -- oh my god, have you tried those parmesan kale chips? >> jimmy: yeah. >> steve: they're fantastic! >> jimmy: my wife is on facebook. remind her. laura should text her. >> steve: i'll tell her. you know what? hey, do you have her password? we can just friend them right now. >> jimmy: yeah, the password's
my name, plus 1, 2, 3, 4. [ laughter ] >> steve: you did what? ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, automated time warner operators, for making me over-enunciate every syllable of the word "representative." rep-re-sen-ta-tive. [ laughter ] hu-man. hu-man. >> steve: you ordered "the croods". >> jimmy: one, one. one. >> steve: one. >> jimmy: one. >> steve: one. >> jimmy: represen-tative. >> steve: representative. i will pass you over. hello? >> jimmy: hey. >> steve: hey. >> jimmy: hello? >> steve: can i help you? >> jimmy: yeah, i'd like to cancel my cable. >> steve: you'd like to do what? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i would like to cancel my cable. >> steve: do you want crack with that? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: who did i call? i'm so sorry. bye. ♪
>> jimmy: thank you, ferris wheels for combining my two favorite emotions. fear and boredom. [ laughter ] finally -- ♪ thank you, number two. [ cheers and applause ] for always being number one. congratulations, derek. [ cheers and applause ] those are my thank you notes, we'll be right back with matthew broderick and nathan lane. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ female announcer ] we lowered her fever.
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which is in previews and opens october 9th at the gerald schoenfeld theater. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome matthew broderick and nathan lane. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: this means a lot. fantastic. unbelievable to have you guys here. >> great to be here. >> jimmy: matthew, great to have you here. nathan, nathan -- are you okay, buddy? >> oh, i'm fine, jimmy. how are you? how are you, jimmy? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i'm fine. was it that? you got the new iphone? >> no, it's not the new iphone. i can't afford the new iphone. [ laughter ] well, things have been a little tough for me, jimmy, after i
lost the guest actor emmy to you. [ audience ohs ] they know what i'm talking about. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: is that right? i didn't know -- i'm sorry. i won the emmy this year for -- >> yes, yes, that's right. you won the emmy. [ cheers and applause ] yeah. yeah. >> jimmy: you were nominated as well. >> yes, that's right, jimmy. it was my sixth nomination without winning. [ laughter ] and the second time i've lost to you for hosting "snl" in the guest actor category, which is strange, because hosting and guesting is not exactly the same thing, is it? it's like going back to your parent's house and flopping in their bed and ordering pancakes and saying, "i'm a guest in this house." see? doesn't make much sense. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i sang. i danced. i did impressions. >> oh, yeah, yeah, you're multitalented. [ laughter ] i do have a couple of emmys, but they're daytime. they're daytime emmys! nobody cares about the daytime emmys.
they're filled with chocolate and not taken seriously. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: come on, buddy. come on. calm down. >> oh, yeah, when do we play beer pong, [ bleep ]? [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: no, no, no. >> guys, guys, guys. >> you want a piece of me? >> no, no, no, no. >> security! security! security! ♪ >> settle down. come on. come on. guys, guys. it's just showbizness. it's not that important. there's a lot of problems in the world. we all want to entertain people and help out. so don't take it so seriously. let's all make friends. shake hands, maybe? want to shake hands? come on. come on, guys. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> terrible. >> jimmy: he's having -- >> he's having a heart attack. >> jimmy: he just phased
himself into having a heart attack. i've never seen that before. >> i should get an emmy for that! [ laughter ] ♪ >> jimmy: no, hey! no. no one gets emmys. >> wow. >> jimmy: i apologize. >> i'm sorry. >> jimmy: i apologize. >> i lost my head. >> jimmy: yeah, no, please. it happens to the best of us. do you guys ever get in fights? >> we love your set, by the way. >> jimmy: did you like it? >> it's all made of good humor sticks, right? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: popsicles sticks, we call them. but yes. >> it's so pretty. >> jimmy: thank you very much. it took us a long time. we're sponsored by elmer's, so it's great. don't eat it, by the way. it's not edible. i'm so excited you guys are back together on broadway. this is going to be the biggest thing ever. this is a limited run. when is it going until? >> january 4th. >> jimmy: january 4th. so you guys will be together. you guys must get along perfectly, right?
>> yeah, we get along great. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> no, we do. we get along very well. >> yes, we do. >> always. >> yeah, the anger management classes helped. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i went to grab you, you moved this was and i moved down, so my head just went into your crotch. [ laughter ] that's not normally how i fight. it's a middle eastern thing i'm learning. >> as you begin fighting -- >> jimmy: i started chewing on something. i didn't know -- [ laughter ] let's be honest, do you have string cheese in your pocket? true or false? let's not get into it. let's not get into it. here's the thing. here's the thing. you didn't react -- >> so glad to see you. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you didn't react like i was hurting you, so i didn't stop. >> this won't be in the home version. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it will be cut out. but, you guys, where did you guys first meet?
i saw you on "the producers." i think i saw you numerous, because it was just so great. the chemistry is fantastic between you guys. >> we actually met, as young actors, and he was starring in neil simons's "brighton beach memoirs" on broadway. >> thank you, everybody. [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> jimmy: no one clapped. you started that. no one clapped. >> he was walking down the street and i recognized him and i just stopped him to say, as a a fellow actor, i thought he was sensational in the play. and he was very shy, even then. and he didn't quite know what to say. we happened to be wearing blue oxford shirts. and he says, "look, we're wearing the same shirt." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's a great impression. >> and i said, "yes," i said, well -- i tried to make a joke. i said, "you're my idol now, i'm trying to dress like you." and then he started to look for a cop, you know. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: came off a little creepy there? >> it was getting a little creepy.
and he moved on and i didn't see him for years later. >> jimmy: is that right? is that the way you remember it as well? >> i don't know that i remember that meeting. we did "lion king" together. >> jimmy: yeah. that was years later. [ cheers and applause ] >> thanks, ladies and gentlemen. thank you. >> jimmy: now that time they actually did clap. >> that time they did clap. >> this is the saddest stroll down memory lane i've ever heard. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: so you're doing "lion king," together, the voices? >> it's not much of a story. >> jimmy: it's not much of it, but it is a story. >> but i -- yeah, it's something. >> jimmy: so, then you were walking out and he was walking in? >> oh wow, nathan. it's nathan lane. i always liked nathan lane. it's just funny because of his story. my story is that he was kind of a little chilly with me. he was like, "hi, how are you?" [ laughter ] i remember him being like, "i really like your work." >> i'm very aloof. one thing i'm called, it's aloof. >> i didn't say aloof. >> jimmy: i want to do a a special interview for you guys, because you guys deserve it. i thought we'd do a fun thing -- >> this wasn't special enough? >> jimmy: that is definitely
special enough. different category. >> we had a fight! >> jimmy: different category. there's this ready, when you hear an air horn, we'll all switch places. [ horn ] when you hear that, we switch places and you'll go here and i'll go there. and then we'll play each other's roles. if you're sitting here, you're me. if you're there, you're nathan. if you're there, you're matthew. ready, air horn. [ horn ] go. rotate. >> jimmy: hi, jimmy. >> how you doing? ♪ so far so great so far so and so great ♪ [ cheers and applause ] . ♪ this is the best time i'm having the best time ♪ >> i'm getting a call. oh, hi, sarah, how are you? okay. a quart of milk. [ laughter ] gluten free bread. and 400 pairs of shoes.
[ laughter ] [ horn ] >> jimmy: i go here. >> oh, my god, you guys are so awesome. oh my god! god you're awesome! you're so great. i love everything you do. i've seen everything you've done. and even if i didn't see it, i love it. you're awesome. you're so great. [ laughter ] [ applause ] tell me -- tell me. tell me. nathan, when did you first realize you were a homosexual? [ laughter ] >> i'm a -- i forgot who i was. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: let's start fighting! [ horn ] >> here we go. >> jimmy: i was getting over here. >> on me now. >> jimmy: i'm back to us. we're back to this. you guys, see this magic on broadway. matthew broderick, nathan lane, "it's only a play." oh, my goodness. october 9th, go check it out.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is an eight-time grammy award winner and member of the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. he's currently on tour in support of his latest album, "lullabye." we are honored to have him here tonight. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome a legend, mr. robert plant. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
♪ >> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about. you can't get away that easy. no, no, no, we have to do the interview part. >> uh huh. >> jimmy: absolutely. >> love you robert. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: they love you. oh, thank you for coming by. uh, "lullaby" and "the ceaseless roar" this is it, you got a new one, hasn't been out, you haven't done a solo one since 2005, i want to say. >> yeah, i couldn't remember, i had to string words together. >> jimmy: that's not true at all. >> well, when i went i went to nashville and started singing with these people who really knew how to sing. and i, it was pointless trying to write new songs. 'cause old american songs are so beautiful. so, i fell into the bosom of allison krause. [laughter ] >> jimmy: as one does, if you're lucky enough. [laughter ] >> and the whole nashville vibe, then it was great and
then i, i got homesick and i came back to my pals, and started working. >> jimmy: yeah, you did. and gosh, in rehearsal today, i gotta say, it was unbelievable. you guys are going to freak out, but this is a tight band. they're really good, man. you sound so good and -- it's all sorts of different types of music. it's rock, but it's folk, but it's tribal. it's all a good mix of stuff. >> yeah, we've been hanging around together for a long time and the guys come really different corners of the musical globe, if you like, so when we get together, we make this unholy noise. it's great. it's not that hard rock stuff, not folk, not country, just this big, big sound. >> jimmy: yeah, great sound. turn up your tv sets when he starts to play. "rainbow" is the one you'll be doing tonight. off this record, right their. i heard a thing when about you when you were in led zeppelin, you used to do sound check, you used to sing elvis songs. >> well, we didn't sound check too often, in fact. fan checking was something we heard a lot about and sometimes, we were still in the plaza here in new york, when we
were supposed to be on the stage in philly. [laughter ] >> jimmy: little bit of a a problem. >> yeah, it was interesting if we could all be in the same building at the same time, really. >> jimmy: very exciting when you're all together. >> but i've only heard about that. >> jimmy: but you were a big elvis fan? >> yeah, when i was a kid, i was really -- in england, it was a great musical culture. everything was looking at spades and we used to occasionally hear elvis coming through. 'cause really, it was pretty conservative. when ever i heard that voice shimmering through, i used to go behind the curtains at home and get against the glass, get a bit of kick back. and do that sort of -- >> jimmy: what was the jam you would sing? what was the song you remember? >> well, it was a song called "love me", you know. ♪ treat me like a fool treat me mean and cruel ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, i love that song. did you ever get to meet elvis?
>> no, we met once in l.a. he wanted to know who was this bunch of guys who was selling tickets faster than him, faster than elvis, so we did get to meet him and he was very charming and very affable and very funny. you know, and uh, he got his world right down then. >> jimmy: he did yeah. >> and the guy said to him, when we do sound checks, plant said he wants to sing your songs and said, well, which songs do you sing? and i told him that one. so, we spent about an hour or two with him. we were leaving, walking down the corridor, i met him. and i'm taller than him. [laughter ] >> jimmy: that is the best. that is -- that is the facebook of the '70s. i'm so happy that person got fat. >> and then he swung around the door of the corridor and just started singing to me, so the two of us are doing elvis to each other in the corridor of
the motel 6 or whatever it is. yeah. >> jimmy: no way. >> and it was amazing. just, i could have packed up then, quit and gone home and said, okay, now, you know, back to gardening. >> jimmy: yeah, back to gardening. i always want to do a song with you or something with you. would you be up for that? try something? >> yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: stick around, robert plant and i are going to sing after the break. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ kelly: okay, so tell me everything. jess: what? kelly: how was the date? jess: umm, it was fine. kelly: no-- i want details... what was he like? jess: i don't know...smart, funny, good smile. kelly: wait a minute-- you're blushing. jess: no i'm not! kelly: you like him! jess: no, i don't! i mean, maybe. i don't know! kelly: oh wow.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everyone. we're here with the one and only robert plant. hear his new record right here. uh, "lullaby and the ceaseless roar." this is very exciting to have you here. you are one of the greatest singers of all time. and since i thought you were here i thought it would be really fun to sing with you. so i came up with an idea. >> uh huh. >> jimmy: okay, so i have this this ipad app -- >> ooh, look at that. >> jimmy: very shiny, yes. it's called a looper or loopy or something like that. or looper. loopy, it's called. and, yeah. what it does is basically, it records your voice and then it
loops it and then you can build on top of that voice. so i hooked up these microphones. one for you. >> this looks like one of those funny shops in amsterdam. >> jimmy: no, no -- [ laughter ] probably not. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we're going to have to pixilate that out. don't hold it like that. don't hold it like that. >> i don't normally hold it like that. [ laughter ] okay. >> jimmy: that's much better. [ laughter ] this is what we're going to do. >> i had a nap before i came in here. >> jimmy: i know, you're very -- i figured maybe we could sing like a doo-wop song. and the more we loop, we become a four-man doo-wop group. i thought maybe, do you know "duke of earl?" >> gene chandler. >> jimmy: gene chandler, absolutely. yeah. so we'll give that a shot? >> okay, yeah. >> jimmy: what key should we do it in? should we do it in like -- ♪ >> jimmy: okay. alright, so i'm going to start
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest has a a brand new album out called "lullaby and the ceaseless roar." if you get it, you get a cd that comes with it as well. and on the back of one of the sides of the vinyl, look at this. it's a laser etched picture of neptune. it's a statue next to his bed. in his bedroom, so you can pretend that you're sleeping with robert plant if you get this. [ cheers and applause ] he's here to perform a song called it "rainbow." one again, robert plant and the sensational space shifters, ladies and gentlemen. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
♪ i found a lucky charm i dressed it up with love i crossed the seven seas for you ♪ ♪ would it be enough and i will be a rainbow when your storm is gone ♪ ♪ and i will bring my song to you and i will carry on ♪ ♪ ooh oooh oooh oooh ♪ ♪ i'm reachin' for the stars in the sky above ♪ ♪ i will bring their beauty home the colors of my love ♪ ♪ and i will be the rainbow when your storm is gone
and i will bring my song to you and i will carry on ♪ ♪ ooh oooh ooh oooh ooh oooh ooh oooh, yeah ♪ ♪ now love is enough though the world be a wind ♪ ♪ and the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining ♪ ♪ my hands shall not tremble my feet shall not falter the eyes shall not weary the feet shall not alter ♪ ♪ oh, this rainbow oh, this rainbow can't you see the eyes are the eyes of a lover ♪ ♪ pocket full of hearts
oh, yes my baby darlin', darlin' ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's how you do it right there, buddy. thank you, pal. oh, my goodness. i love it. robert plant and the sensational space shifters. see them live saturday and sunday right here in new york. visit tonightshow.com for exclusive bonus performance. we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to matthew broderick, nathan lane, robert plant once again. [ cheers and applause ] and the roots, ladies and gentlemen, right over there. stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you for watching. have a a great weekend. hope to see you next week. buh-bye. thank you! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- luke wilson -- from "new girl" max